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Michael Fallon dismissed concerns about arms sales to dictatorships [Image: Getty].

The man who once tried to claim that the UK had a moral responsibility to bomb people in the Middle East is now saying he wants the UK to become the world’s biggest armaments marketplace after Brexit.

Yes, Michael ‘Bomber’ Fallon, speaking at the World’s largest arms fair (which is, to all our shame, held in London), said demand was going “through the roof” because of increasing war and terror.

How insensitive of him, at a time when it is known that the UK provides weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has used them against Yemen. Saudi citizens were also among those who planned and carried out the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre back in 2001 (unless you believe the conspiracy theorists).

And how insensitive of him at a time when the UK is suffering an increase in undetected terror attacks, due to the short-sightedness of his prime minister, Theresa May, who cut police budgets while she was Home Secretary.

But then, Mr Fallon isn’t interested in your feelings. He’s got his eye on the massive profits to be made from killing people abroad. If a few of you get caught in the crossfire, he couldn’t care less.

Britain will “spread its wings across the world” with increased arms and equipment exports after Brexit, the Defence Secretary has said.

Addressing the world’s largest arms fair in London, Sir Michael Fallon outlined his vision for the UK to take a bigger share of the international defence market and claimed demand was going “through the roof” because of increasing war and terror.

Hailing programmes to build frigates, marine patrol aircraft and the F-35 fighter jet, the Defence Secretary claimed the industry could strengthen international alliances.

Read more: DSEI 2017: Michael Fallon outlines vision for increasing UK arms trade after Brexit

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